Lakeland, FL (September 1, 2022) – On Tuesday, August 30, a pedestrian died after being hit by a motor vehicle in Lakeland. The deadly crash was reported at the 3000 block of US-98 NB at around 8:44 p.m.
Local reports revealed that a Haines City man was walking on the highway when he was struck by an oncoming motorist. The driver was operating an Infiniti sedan when they hit the victim. The pedestrian was then hit again by an oncoming 1997 Toyota Camry.
The injured party suffered fatal injuries at the scene. Both drivers remained and cooperated with authorities.
An ongoing investigation into the fatal accident is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Crashes in Florida
A pedestrian accident lawyer in Florida is aware of the fact that pedestrians in the state have a higher risk of being struck by motor vehicles than their counterparts in almost every other state. Between the years 2010 and 2019, there were over 6,000 pedestrians who were killed in vehicle accidents in the state of Florida. Since 2019, there has been a consistent rise in the number of pedestrian accidents.
Pedestrians in Florida can be injured in a variety of ways. Accidents like these can take place when a pedestrian unexpectedly steps into traffic, giving the driver insufficient time to come to a complete stop. Accidents like this often take place at junctions, either because automobiles fail to yield to pedestrians or because pedestrians cross the street when they do not have the right of way.
Accidents involving pedestrians may also occur when a driver’s view is impeded for another reason, such as while they are passing another car. And unfortunately, they take place in parking lots all too often when a driver backs up their car without first checking to see whether there is a pedestrian approaching from behind.
If a loved one passes away as a consequence of injuries they experienced in a vehicle accident, a Lakeland wrongful death attorney can assist you with every aspect of your case or claim. Working with a knowledgeable wrongful death attorney is essential. The lawyers at Rebein Law have helped those who lost a loved one in a tragic traffic accident for many years. Contact Attorney Paul Rebein at 813-305-7285 to discuss how we might be able to help you.
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Disclaimer: The purpose of this post is to inform our readers about the dangers of driving and to provide information for people who are injured in an accident in Florida. This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information provided is intended to be legal or medical advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.